Graham, Hilary and Der, Geoff (1999) Patterns and predictors of smoking cessation among women. Health Promotion International, 14 (3). pp. 231-239.Full text not available from this repository.
Reducing the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults is a key health promotion target in counties where tobacco consumption is the major preventable cause of ill health. This study describes the patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in a representative British survey of women aged 16 to 65. It examines the influence on quitting of five factors: socio-economic status; domestic circumstances; psychological health; tobacco dependence; and pregnancy status. Smoking status was measured at the point of recruitment to the study and at 1 year and 2 year follow-up interviews. Quit rates at both follow-up points were significantly related to three of the factors: socio-economic status; tobacco dependence; and pregnancy status. Tobacco dependence, as measured by average daily cigarette consumption, was the most powerful predictor of a woman's chances of being an ex-smoker at both the 1 year and 2 year follow-up interviews. The implications of the findings for health promotion policy are discussed.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health Promotion International|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Departments:||Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research|
|Deposited By:||Mrs Janet Harris|
|Deposited On:||18 Nov 2008 10:59|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 15:35|
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